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Academy Award nominee and BAFTA Brenda Blethyn (Secrets and Lies; Atonement) stars as Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope in the new American Public Television-distributed detective series, "Vera." Vera is an experienced and brilliant murder investigator in the North East England county of Northumberland. Kind-hearted but an inherent loner, Vera freely admits she can become obsessed with her job; driven by her own demons, the detective faces the world with caustic wit, guile and courage.

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The Deer Hunters

Season 4, Episode 3

When DCI Vera Stanhope and DS Joe Ashworth find Shane Thurgood, a suspected poacher, dead from a gunshot wound, Joe concludes it is a hunting accident while Vera digs deeper. Vera uncovers Shane's tragic life and his new inheritance of a vast amount of land. She further digs into Shane's checkered history with a family of poachers and landowners to understand his sudden departure fifteen years ago and what brought him to his ultimate end.

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Death of a Family Man

Season 4, Episode 4

In the closing episode of the fourth series of "Vera," DCI Vera Stanhope investigates the death of businessman John Searwood, who was found floating under the Gateshead Millennium Bridge. Chief Investigator Owen Preece uncovers that John's business manager has been running a booze scam and John was no longer sleeping in the family home. Vera unpeels all the secrets hidden behind John's veneer of respectability to discover that his downfall in fact delves back to a tragic incident years before.

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Dark Road

Season 6, Episode 1

Vera investigates the murder of a 56-year-old grandmother discovered by a young girl on the wild and desolate Northumberland moors.

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Tuesday's Child

Season 6, Episode 2

Vera investigates the death of a young man whose remains were found in remote caves.

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The Moth Catcher

DCI Vera Stanhope investigates a mysterious double murder in a remote country manor house.

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